Swap that for this: skipping breakfast vs a bowl of porridge

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Easy ways to make healthier food choices during pregnancy.

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If you're struggling with morning sickness or finding it hard to get out of bed in the mornings, then having a nutritious breakfast is probably the last thing on your mind.

But breakfast really is the most important meal of the day and getting a good kick start will help see you through until lunch.

Porridge consists of crushed grains including oats, wheat, rice and barley. It's rich in fibre and has a high protein content. Making your porridge with milk also means you and baby will both get a good serving of calcium too.

If you're suffering with morning sickness try having just a small amount, the warm cereal will be gentle on your tummy and you might find it helps with the nausea.

Rather than adding lots of sugar, try topping your porridge with fresh or dried fruit. Chopped banana will give you a big energy boost or try a sprinkling of raisins for more added fibre.

For more information on pregnancy health and advice go to www.nhs.uk/Start4Life
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